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C3 Boosted Slave
BattleMechs (BM), IndustrialMechs (IM)
Tactical Operations: Advanced Units & Equipment (p. 110)
Only recently entering prototype stage, the C3 Boosted System (C3BS) is actually a hardware-upgraded variation on the standard C3 network systems that FedSuns engineers designed to render their networks immune to hostile ECM.
Units use the C3BS system (Master and Slaves) in the same fashion and with the same limitations as a standard C3 network, but experience no interference from hostile ECM equipment (except for the Angel ECM Suite). As with a conventional C3 network, the C3BS network requires a functioning Master unit in order to work. The loss of the C3BS Master will disable the entire network. C3BS will not function on a unit that has Stealth Armor engaged.
May be mounted on any available unit type with adherence to the following construction rules:
Not allowed in conjunction with Improved C3 Computer, Null-Signature System, or Void-Signature System
Inner Sphere Data
WEAPONS AND EQUIPMENT COMBAT AND CONSTRUCTION TABLE
RULES LEVEL PROGRESSION TABLE
ALPHA STRIKE WEAPON CONVERSION TABLE
Special Unit Abilities
C3 Boosted Slave, Mobile Headquarters
The special unit abilities described here are intended for use with the Alpha Strike rule system:
C3 Boosted Slave (C3BSS)
The C3 boosted system works identically to a standard C3 system, and links one master unit (noted by C3BSM) with up to three slaves (noted by C3BSS). These boosted C3 units are unaffected by most ECM effects. Only a hostile Angel ECM will affect a boosted C3 network in the same way as other ECMs affect standard C3 systems.
Standard and boosted C3 systems can be connected together into the same network. However, communication is a two-way street: in such a network, communication with a non-boosted member is still cut off as normal if data is transmitted through, or into, the effect radius of any hostile ECM.
Mobile Headquarters (MHQ)
MTF Output → Critical Slot:
The standard MHQ is equipped with a wide array of special equipment to coordinate engagements over a large area. This ability provides different bonuses depending on the numerical rating.
PDF Output → Critical Slot:
C3 Boosted Slave